Texas A&M has accepted a bid to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, school officials announced today.
The contest, to be played Jan. 7 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, will pit No. 19 A&M (9-3) against an opponent from the Southeastern Conference. The identity of the SEC team will not be known until after Saturday’s SEC Championship Game. But the most likely candidates are No. 11 LSU (10-2) and No. 17 Alabama (9-3).
This will mark the Aggies’ 12th appearance in the Cotton Bowl, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary with this year’s game. A&M last played in the Cotton Bowl in 2005, when the Aggies fell to Tennessee, 38-7.
_ Jimmy Burch